“Just be average.”

The sense of the Kansas City Chiefs defense only with being average has dominated the thinking around the unit since Patrick Mahomes burst onto the NFL scene in 2018. With the Chiefs running an elite offense every year under Patrick Mahomes, the defense doesn’t need to hold the team for the Chiefs to be a bowl-caliber Super Team .

The year the Chiefs won the Super Bowl showed that this form of roster construction was a recipe for success. During the 2019 regular season, the Chiefs offense was third in offensive DVOA and fifth in points scored. Defensively, the Chiefs were 14th in defensive DVOA and seventh in points against.

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